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Decision coming: Selanne to meet with Ducks brass next week

Aug 23, 2013, 5:45 PM EST

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By this time next week, we’ll likely know Teemu Selanne’s future.

The 43-year-old Finn is set to meet with Anaheim GM Bob Murray and head coach Bruce Boudreau at some point over the next seven days to decide if he’ll return to the Ducks next season, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“I’ve met and talked with Teemu a couple of times in the last week or so. We have had good, positive discussions,” Murray told the Times.

“He told us he would like to meet again next week, and was hoping to make a decision at that time. We want him to take his time and make a decision he’s comfortable with. It’s Teemu’s decision to make.”

Selanne has spent much of the offseason in Finland, mulling over his future, but recently returned to Anaheim to meet with Murray and discuss his role.

It’s possible that conversation was tricky.

While it’s likely the organization would love to have Selanne back, his production and level of play declined as last season progressed. Boudreau cut Selanne’s ice time in April and May — he was a 14-minute guy in the playoffs — and it’s unclear if the Finnish Flash would want a similar scenario to unfold this season, especially since he’s in the mix to represent Finland at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The club’s overall use of Selanne, and its ability to rest him prior to the Olympics, will also likely be discussed.

  1. bricevjohnson - Aug 23, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Come on Teemu, you know you want to finish it up with Winnipeg.

  2. jacketsfan7 - Aug 23, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    He really needs to , I’d love to see this guy go back to where it all began

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 24, 2013 at 4:22 AM

      But that would be Finland.

  3. multiplemiggs - Aug 23, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    winnipeg is stupid and selanne never played for the Trashers so shutup

    • bricevjohnson - Aug 23, 2013 at 10:25 PM

      Your excellent use of spelling and grammar definitely validated your point…Nobody said today’s Jets are the same Jets franchise. It doesn’t mean that the city doesn’t hold a place in his heart. Sema down.

  4. nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 24, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    I just spoke with him and he’s going to announce that he is NEVER going to retire. He’s going for Howe’s record of 33 seasons playing pro hockey.

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